"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Today in History - Apollo 15

Forty years ago today, on July 30, 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and Jim Irwin landed on the moon, and explored the surface using the first Lunar Rover.  

Forty years ago!   The abdication of the moral responsibility of Americans (humans) to explore the cosmos since then is disgusting to me.   What are we alive for if not to explore space?   Is it all just Social Security and Medicare from now on?   I guess it is.

Man, what we might have done.   That will be the epitaph for America, I'm afraid.  

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